Climate change is affecting rural regions harder each year. In Imloul sudden heavy rains are becoming less isolated events.
The last one left most of the houses of the village with broken roofs and leakages.
The women's house was sturdy enough and didn't let any water in!
However some small maintenance works were necessary, and that's why we went back on site.
After several discussions with the local team and the women, we agreed to slightly modify the current courtyard layout to accommodate a new partition providing the women with an extra level of privacy.Tapestry Workshop and Site Visits
Even if the building is not complete yet, the women were able to host students coming for a visit and they also organised a tapestry workshop, teaching the participants some traditional techniques.
The communal room is currently used as a multifunctional room: a place for meetings, a workshop for making carpets or simply a dining room when visitors are staying for lunch.
This is a first step to develop a business that can benefit the whole village! Great initiative! Invitation to "Festa della Terra"
Together with our partner Studio2111
, we were invited to Festa della Terra
in Casalincontrada (Italy). We had the opportunity to talk about our experience with natural materials in a context like Morocco and also to meet like-minded people. The earthquake
On 8th September 2023 the central area of Morocco was struck by a powerful earthquake that destroyed entire villages and sadly caused thousands of casualties.
Luckly in the village of Imloul there were no major damages or losses, but just a big fright due to the shocks.